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Tips to help you save water


Ever tried to live without water for a day?

It's impossible!

We rely on water for our very survival. For drinking, washing and cleaning. We just can't live without it.
But it is something many of us take for granted.

Ever stopped to think how much water you use in a day? Unless you are on tank water many of us don't ever consider about running out of this precious commodity.
As the population increases, demand on water also increases. And in Australia many regions experience drought at some stage so it's critical we are aware of the value of water and how we can help conserve it.

So why should we save water?

Saving water will help reduce the cost of both mains water supply and wastewater disposal as less water will be entering and leaving the site.

Saving water can lead to efficiencies in other areas like savings in energy costs and greenhouse emissions.

Saving water can reduce the risk of environmental contamination or pollution.


So how can I save water?

There are many simple ways to save water at home.

Turning your tap off while brushing your teeth or shaving can save up to a litre of water every 10 seconds.
Fix any leaking tap. A dripping tap can waste thousands of litres of water a year. You may need to get a plumber in to help you but it will be well worth it. A plumber can get the problem fixed quickly saving you water and money.
Storing water in the fridge saves you from running the tap for long periods.

Having a water efficient toilet can save water every time you flush. This is a job that can also be done by a qualified plumber. The plumber should know the best brand of water saving toilet on the market and can source and install the toilet taking the worry away from you. You could also place a brick in your cistern to lower the amount of water needed to flush the toilet.

Use a watering can in the garden to water your plants instead of a hose is another great way to save water as it reduces waste water.

You can also get a plumber to install a rainwater tank to collect the rain runoff from your roof. This rainwater can then be used to water the garden and wash the car.

Time your showers. A quick shower instead of a bath can save litres of water every week.
Place a bucket in your shower to collect the water that you run until the hot water kicks in. You'll be surprised by home much water you will save doing this. That water can then be used on the garden or for washing the car.

Only use your dishwasher or washing machine when fully loaded.

When washing clothes, use the "Economy" setting if you have one.

If you have a pool or spa there are a number of effective ways to save water like capturing rainfall to refill your pool, reducing evaporation and reducing backwash on your filter.

Just thinking about how to save water makes us aware of this precious commodity and can help us reduce the amount of water we waste - and that's great for the environment and our hip pockets!



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